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Cynthia Firey Eakin, PhD
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Accounting
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Weber Hall Suite 208
Stockton, CA 95211

Merit-Based Financial Aid for Full-Time Graduate Business Students

A few quick facts about Graduate Business merit-based financial assistance:

  • Typically, about 50% of incoming Eberhardt graduate business students receive some level of merit-based financial assistance.
  • All merit-based awards are made on a rolling basis upon acceptance. Applicants who apply and are admitted early have a better opportunity to secure scholarships and/or graduate assistantships.
  • Scholarship awards usually range from $2,000-$6,000 and a graduate assistantship assignment can provide up to one-half tuition discount.
  • Additional Eberhardt scholarships are available after completion of a semester in a full-time graduate business program.

In addition to the scholarships below, MAcc students should review AICPA scholarships for non-Accounting bachelor's degree holders and other specialized opportunities.

The following endowed scholarships are available to incoming students thanks to our generous donors:
Edward M. Nagel Foundation Memorial Scholarship 
Awards based on demonstrated meritorious effort at the undergraduate level. Applicants must have earned a 3.0 upper-division GPA or better in their undergraduate coursework and must maintain a 3.0 in their program to retain the award.
Credit Bureau of San Joaquin County Endowed Scholarship 
Awards based on demonstrated meritorious effort at the undergraduate level. Applicants must be residents of San Joaquin County prior to application to be considered.
Josef Kaeslin Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
Awards based on the demonstration of leadership and entrepreneurial qualities. The candidate must be energetic, ambitious, enthusiastic, enterprising, and self-starting. Applicants must be an Eberhardt School alumnus with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Assistants work a specified number of hours with faculty members on research and teaching support projects or graduate business programs support. The standard graduate assistantship award is for one-third tuition remission. Applicants with GMAT scores above 600 and an upper-division GPA of 3.25 or above are eligible for an award of up to one-half tuition as an Eberhardt Scholars recipient.

Student Loans
Loan funds are available for qualified graduate students from either the Federal Direct Stafford, Grad PLUS or Private (Alternative) Loan programs. Please review the Loan Basics for Graduate/Professional Students available on Pacific's Loan Information for Students and Parents. For additional assistance, Please review the Overview of Financial Aid for Graduate Students or contact the Stockton Campus Financial Aid Office at University of the Pacific at 209.946.2421 or

Why Pacific?
Choosing the best graduate business program for you is a big decision. Here are some points to consider as you search for the best education at the best value:

  • Fast-track your education with accelerated, full-time Eberhardt graduate programs.
  • Student-centered education and service put your needs at the core of everything we do.
  • Gain hands-on experience through strategic internships.
  • Get real-world investing experience with the multimillion-dollar Student Investment Fund course.
  • Jump-start your career with personalized Eberhardt Career Management services.